The deadline for submitting proposals for the next observing period is
On July 26, 2013 the schedule for the next observing period will be released by the TAC (Time Allocation Committee).
Applicants should consider send a mail as the preferred mode for preparing and submitting proposals.
The proposals should be sent to the Time Allocation Committee by
address: Time Allocation Committee Att. Dr. S. Galleti Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna via Ranzani, 1 40127 - Bologna - Italy
|or simply submitting the Web form.|
The Loiano Guesthouse address is:
Stazione Osservativa di Loianoit is located 2 Km about after Loiano, on the National Road n.65 (Strada Statale n.65, Futa)
via Nazionale, 11
tel. 051-6544350 - 3666397528
Visiting astronomers are kindly requested to arrive at Loiano within 12 a.m.
of the starting day of observing run, in order to have enough time
for the accommodation at the guesthouse, if previously requested, and
for checking the telescope setup.
When arriving, visitors should check in with
Mr. Claudio Pino,
which is the custodian and manager of the guesthouse.
Guesthouse accommodation is free of charge for observers.
At the station's altitude of 800 m. a.s.l., the climate is tipical of a low mountain site, with fresh summers and cold winters, with the possibility of snow and ice on the roads. Observers should be equipped with suitable clothes. Rubber soled shoes are suggested inside the telescope building.
Please read carefully the information on health and safety issues. It is also recommended that you read the Visitor's information pack (now in Italian) before leaving for Loiano. Visiting astronomers get a copy of the visitor's information pack at the observatory upon arrival.
For informations on restaurants, hotels, entertainment visitors can refer to the local information service.
|Wind speed (Km/h)||> 40||Dome must be closed|
|Relative humidity (%)||< 70||Telescope can operate|
|from 70 to 75||Operations with caution - check umidity frequently|
|>75||Telescope mirror cover must be closed|
|>80||Dome must be closed|